Archive for Monday, November 23, 2009

Also from November 23

On the street
Photo galleries
The day in photos, November 23 KU women's basketball vs. Michigan Home sweet home
What food will you overindulge in during Thanksgiving?

Poll results

Response Percent
All of the above.
Mashed potatoes and gravy.
I don’t. I watch what I eat.
Green bean casserole.
None of the above.
Sweet potatoes.
Dinner rolls.
Total 1067
How will the KU women's basketball team end its season?

Poll results

Response Percent
NCAA Tournament
NIT Tournament
No postseason
Total 614

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Skyler O’Hara applies spackling compound to a wall prior to painting in one of the classrooms Saturday at Stepping Stones child care center. O’Hara was part of the National Family Volunteer Day, organized locally by Roger Hill Volunteer Center. Families share in serving community
November 22, 2009 in print edition on 1B
When Amy and Chris Phalen go into the community to volunteer, their kids usually stay at home.
6:00 a.m.
State universities in Kansas have managed the recent budget cuts relatively well, but the Kansas Board of Regents warns of the overall effects the cuts could have. Regents warn cuts could have negative effects on enrollment and graduation numbers. Regents fear more cuts mean tuition increases
November 23, 2009 in print edition on 1A
The Kansas Board of Regents fears that there will be a big funding cut to higher education this week when Gov. Mark Parkinson releases his budget-balancing plan and that there will be even more reductions during the 2010 legislative session that starts in January.
10:00 a.m.
Reported rapes hit six-year high
12:00 a.m., November 23, 2009 Updated 12:30 p.m. in print edition on 1A
Rapes reported to police in Lawrence have reached a six-year high in just the first nine months of 2009, rising from 37 in 2008 to 53 so far this year, according to information obtained by the Journal-World through a public records request.
2:00 p.m.
Dr. Pyro, played by Kansas University student Max Newby, wows the audience by blowing up a balloon during his show, Frozen Flames University: Chemistry Tonight!, at the annual Carnival of Chemistry on Sunday in Malott Hall. Chemistry fair has element of fun
November 23, 2009 in print edition on 3A
Crowds of local youngsters were on hand Sunday afternoon for some hands-on science.
6:00 p.m.
Lawrence resident Julie Lesnikowski, owner of Jordan Ross Designs, creates outfits for cruise ship productions. She has produced many designs for past shows, including a version of “Hairspray.” Shining seas
November 23, 2009
Oasis of the Seas is the largest cruise ship in the world: 225,000 tons, 16 decks, 154 feet wide and capable of housing 5,400 passengers in $1.4 billion worth of luxury.

All stories

Divorces granted
November 23, 2009 in print edition on A4
Divorces granted by the Douglas County District Court
Home for the holidays
Freshmen can expect mixed emotions readjusting to family life, old friends
November 23, 2009
As if leaving home for college weren’t hard enough, for some students, returning home for breaks and holidays can be just as difficult.
Hectic holidays
Stress, schedules can quickly turn a loving family into nuts and fruitcakes
November 23, 2009
It’s a holiday story familiar to many.
Johnson wins 4th straight
Driver rewrites NASCAR record books
November 23, 2009 in print edition on B2
All Jimmie Johnson ever wanted was a chance to race with the best in NASCAR. Maybe even win a race or two.
Going soft?
November 23, 2009 in print edition on A7
To the editor: I believe KU will go “soft” without Coach Mangino. He pushes his players.
Marriage licenses issued
November 23, 2009 in print edition on A4
Marriage licenses issued by the Douglas County District Court
Pump patrol
November 23, 2009 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.54 at several stations.
Last resort
Closing elementary schools should be near the bottom of the Lawrence district’s list of ways to deal with the current budget crisis.
November 23, 2009 in print edition on A7
Lawrence school officials are right that everything should be “on the table” as they seek to deal with growing cuts in state funding for K-12 schools.
Spruce: Dressing you & your home
Couple’s colonial revival home case of love at first sight
November 23, 2009
What to do with the second-floor ballroom?